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Download as PDF 55834 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 184 / Friday, September 23, 2005 / Notices Rate A recalculated rate will go into effect every May 1 based on the above formula and updated financial and load data. The UGPR will notify the Transmission Customer annually of the recalculated rate on or before April 1. Rate Schedule UGP–NT1; October 1, 2005; Supersedes 1998 Schedule Upper Great Plains Region Integrated System: Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement for Network Integration Transmission Service Effective The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, The Transmission Customer shall compensate the Upper Great Plains Region (UGPR) each month for Network Transmission Service under the applicable Network Integration Transmission Service Agreement and annual revenue requirement outlined below. The formula for the annual revenue requirement used to calculate the charges for this service under this schedule was developed and may be modified under applicable Federal laws, regulations, and policies. Formula Rate (Transmission Customer’s Load-Ratio Share × Annual Revenue Requirment for IS Transmission Service) 12 months Annual Revenue Requirement A recalculated annual revenue requirement will go into effect every May 1 based on updated financial data. The UGPR will notify the Transmission Customer annually of the recalculated annual revenue requirement on or before April 1. [FR Doc. 05–19039 Filed 9–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6667–7] Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202–564–7167. An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published in the Federal Register dated April 1, 2005 (70 FR 16815). Draft EISs EIS No. 20050187, ERP No. D–SFW– F64005–00, Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) Implementation, MN, WI, IL and IA. Summary: EPA has no objections to the Preferred Alternative, and recommends that the Final EIS address VerDate Aug<31>2005 Applicable The UGPR may modify the charges for Network Integration Transmission Service upon written notice to the Transmission Customer. Any change to the charges to the Transmission Customer for Network Integration Transmission Service shall be as set forth in a revision to this rate schedule promulgated developed under applicable Federal laws, regulations, and policies and made part of the applicable Transmission Customer’s Service Agreement. The UGPR shall charge the Transmission Customer under the revenue requirement then in effect. 15:21 Sep 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 how the plan will be integrated with the Upper Mississippi River Navigation Ecosystem Sustainability Program. Rating LO. EIS No. 20050209, ERP No. D–NPS– J65442–WY, Grand Teton National Park Transportation Plan, Implementation, Grand Teton National Park, Teton County, WY. Summart: EPA expressed concerns about wetland mitigation and storm water impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20050259, ERP No. D–FHW– C40166–NY, Southtowns Connector/ Buffalo Outer Harbor Project, Improvements on the NYS Route 5 Corridor from Buffalo Skyway Bridge to NYS Route 179, in the City of Buffalo, City of Lackawanna and Town of Hamburg, Erie County, NY. Summary: EPA expressed concerns about assessment of cumulative impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20050274, ERP No. D–AFS– J61107–ND, NE McKenzie Allotment Management Plan Revisions, Proposes to Continue Livestock Grazing on 28 Allotments, Dakota Prairie Grasslands Land and Resource Management Plan, Dakota Prairie Grasslands, McKenzie Ranger District, McKenzie County, ND. Summary: EPA expressed concerns about potential water quality impacts from sediment, fecal coliform and temperature modification in streams and other surface waters, and recommended reducing water quality impacts near aquatic/riparian resources by working with permittees and other stakeholders, and develop adaptive management monitoring. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20050281, ERP No. D–AFS– K65287–CA, North Fork Eel Grazing PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Allotment Management Project, Proposing to Authorize Cattle Grazing on Four Allotment, Six Rivers National Forest, Mad River Ranger District, North Fork Eel River and Upper Mad River, Trinity County, CA. Summary: EPA has no objection to the proposed action. Rating LO. EIS No. 20050306, ERP No. D–FHW– H40185–00, U.S. Highway 34, Plattsmouth Bridge Study, over the Missouri River between U.S. 75 and I– 29, Funding, Coast Guard Permit, U.S. Army COE 10 and 404 Permits, Cass County, NE and Mills County, IA. Summary: EPA expressed concerns about potential wetland, floodplain, stream, and cumulative impacts. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20050311, ERP No. D–NPS– H65025–NE, Niobrara National Scenic River General Management Plan, Implementation, Brown, Cherry, Keya Paha and Rock Counties, NE. Summary: EPA has no objection to the proposed action. Rating LO. EIS No. 20050294, ERP No. DR–COE– K11114–CA, Mare Island Reuse of Dredged Material Disposal Ponds as a Confirmed Updated Dredged Material Disposal Facility, Issuing Section 404 Permit Clean Water Act and Section 10 Permit Rivers and Harbor Act, San Francisco Bay Area, City of Vallejo, Solando County, CA. Summary: Many of EPA’s objections to the original Draft EIS were addressed in this revised document. However, EPA continues to have concerns about the delegation of responsibility for site operations and associated environmental safeguards, as well as implementation of wetlands restoration measures. Rating EC2.FINAL EISs. E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 EN23SE05.067</MATH> Monthly Charge = 2005, through September 30, 2010, or until superseded by another rate schedule. Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 184 / Friday, September 23, 2005 / Notices EIS No. 20050283, ERP No. F–AFS– K65269–NV, Martin Basin Rangeland Project, Authorize Continued Livestock Grazing in Eight Allotments: Martin Basin, Indian, West Side Flat Creek, Buffalo, Bradshaw, Buttermilk, Granite Peak and Rebel Creek Cattle and Horse Allotments, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Santa Rosa Ranger District, Humboldt County, NV. Summary: EPA has continuing concerns due to further resource decline and recommended an aggressive implementation schedule to reduce utilization rates in critical areas, and the use of tiered environmental documentation for specific Allotment Management Plans. EIS No. 20050286, ERP No. F–SFW– B64004–ME, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge (formerly Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge Complex) Comprehensive Conservation Plan, Implementation, the Gulf of Maine. Summary: EPA continues to have no objection to the proposed action. EIS No. 20050316, ERP No. F–FAA– F51050–IL, O’Hare Modernization Program, Proposes Major Development, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Airport Layout Plan (ALP), Federal Funding, U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, City of Chicago, IL. Summary: While many EPA’s previous concerns have been resolved, EPA still has concerns because it is not clear that proposed mitigation for noise, air quality and water will be adopted and included in the Record of Decision. EIS No. 20050322, ERP No. F–FRC– L03012–WA, Capacity Replacement Project, Construction and Operation of 79.5 miles Pipeline: Modify 5 Existing Compressor Stations, U.S. Army COE 10 and 404 Permits, Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, Pierce and Thurston Counties, WA. Summary: As requested, FERC provided additional information on the proposed compensatory mitigation plan and other critical elements in the final EIS. Accordingly, EPA had no objections to the proposed action. EIS No. 20050327, ERP No. F–AFS– J65434–CO, County Line Vegetation Management Project, Salvaging Spruce Beetle Infected Trees and Thinning Spruce-Fir Stand, Rio Grande National Forest, Conejos Peak Ranger District, Conejos County, CO. Summary: EPA continues to have concerns about soil erosion impacts, stream water quality impacts, and wildlife sensitive species impacts. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Sep 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 EIS No. 20050330, ERP No. F–AFS– H65023–00, Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Conservation and Management on the Nebraska National Forest and Associated Units, Implementation, Dawes, Sioux Blaine, Cherry, Thomas Counties, NE and Custer, Fall River, Jackson, Pennington, Jones, Lyman, Stanley Counties, SD. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. EIS No. 20050331, ERP No. F–COE– G39042–TX, PROGRAMMATIC— Lower Colorado River Basin Study, Provide Flood Damage Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration, Colorado River, TX. Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency. EIS No. 20050337, ERP No. F–AFS– K65283–CA, Empire Vegetation Management Project, Reducing Fire Hazards, Harvesting of Trees Using Group-Selection (GS) and Individual Trees Selection (ITS) Methods, Mt. Hough Ranger District, Plumas National Forest, Plumas County, CA. Summary: While EPA has no objection to the proposed action, EPA did request that the ROD include a commitment to mitigate impacts to air quality and implement resource monitoring/adaptive management. Robert W. Hargrove, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 05–19047 Filed 9–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6667–6] Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7167 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements, filed 09/12/2005, through 09/16/2005, pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. EIS No. 20050379, Final EIS, FHW, CA, California High-Speed Train System, High-Speed Train (HST) System for Intercity Travel, Extend from Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, in the North, through Central Valley, to Los Angeles and San Diego in the South , Orange County, CA, Wait Period Ends: 10/24/ 2005, Contact: David Valenstein 202– 493–6368 This document is available on the Internet at: http:// www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55835 EIS No. 20050380, Final EIS, FHW, NC, Fayetteville Outer Loop Corridor Study, Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Cape Fear River, Cumberland, Hoke and Robeson Counties, NC, Wait Period Ends: 10/ 24/2005, Contact: John F. Sullivan 919–856–4346. EIS No. 20050381, Final EIS, AFS, CA, Los Padres National Forest Oil and Gas Leasing Management, Implementation, Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, CA, Wait Period Ends: 10/24/2005, Contact: Al Hess 805–646–4348 Ext. 311. EIS No. 20050382, Draft EIS, BIA, WI, Menominee Casino-Hotel 223-Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino Project, Implementation, Federal Trust, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (Tribe), in City of Kenosha and County of Kenosha, WI, Comment Period Ends: 11/21/2005, Contact: Herb Nelson 612–725–4510. EIS No. 20050383, Draft EIS, AFS, IL, Shawnee National Forest Trails Designation Project, Phase 1, Designation, Construction and Maintenance for Trail System within Four Watershed: Eagle Creek, Big Grand Pierre Creek, Lusk Creek and Upper Bay Creek, Hidden Springs Ranger District, Gallatin, Hardin, Johnson, Pope and Saline Counties, IL, Comment Period Ends: 11/07/ 2005, Contact: Matthew Lechner 618– 253–7114. This document is available on the Internet at: http:// www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/shawnee/ projects/projects/eis/2005/trails/. EIS No. 20050384, Final EIS, COE, DC, Washington Aqueduct’s Project, Proposed Water Treatment Residuals Management Process, NPDES Permit, Dalecarlia and McMillan Water Treatment Plants, Potomac River, Washington, DC, Wait Period Ends: 10/24/2005 Contact: Thomas P. Jacobus 202–764–0031. EIS No. 20050385, Draft EIS, COE, VA, Craney Island Eastward Expansion, Construction of a 580-acre Eastward Expansion of the Existing Dredged Material Management Area, Port of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Harbor and Channels, VA , Comment Period Ends: 11/07/2005, Contact: Craig Seltzer 757–201–7390. EIS No. 20050386, Draft EIS, NOA, AK, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Approval of Amendments to the State of Alaska’s Coastal Management Program, Implementation, Funding, AK, Comment Period Ends: 11/07/2005, Contact: Helen C.P. Bass 301–713– 3155 Ext. 175. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[ER-FRL-6667-7]


Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of 
EPA Comments

    Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental 
Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and 
Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. 
Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of 
Federal Activities at 202-564-7167. An explanation of the ratings 
assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published 
in the Federal Register dated April 1, 2005 (70 FR 16815).

Draft EISs

EIS No. 20050187, ERP No. D-SFW-F64005-00, Upper Mississippi National 
Wildlife and Fish Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) 
Implementation, MN, WI, IL and IA.
    Summary: EPA has no objections to the Preferred Alternative, and 
recommends that the Final EIS address how the plan will be integrated 
with the Upper Mississippi River Navigation Ecosystem Sustainability 
Program. Rating LO.

EIS No. 20050209, ERP No. D-NPS-J65442-WY, Grand Teton National Park 
Transportation Plan, Implementation, Grand Teton National Park, Teton 
County, WY.
    Summart: EPA expressed concerns about wetland mitigation and storm 
water impacts. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20050259, ERP No. D-FHW-C40166-NY, Southtowns Connector/Buffalo 
Outer Harbor Project, Improvements on the NYS Route 5 Corridor from 
Buffalo Skyway Bridge to NYS Route 179, in the City of Buffalo, City of 
Lackawanna and Town of Hamburg, Erie County, NY.
    Summary: EPA expressed concerns about assessment of cumulative 
impacts. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20050274, ERP No. D-AFS-J61107-ND, NE McKenzie Allotment 
Management Plan Revisions, Proposes to Continue Livestock Grazing on 28 
Allotments, Dakota Prairie Grasslands Land and Resource Management 
Plan, Dakota Prairie Grasslands, McKenzie Ranger District, McKenzie 
County, ND.
    Summary: EPA expressed concerns about potential water quality 
impacts from sediment, fecal coliform and temperature modification in 
streams and other surface waters, and recommended reducing water 
quality impacts near aquatic/riparian resources by working with 
permittees and other stakeholders, and develop adaptive management 
monitoring. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20050281, ERP No. D-AFS-K65287-CA, North Fork Eel Grazing 
Allotment Management Project, Proposing to Authorize Cattle Grazing on 
Four Allotment, Six Rivers National Forest, Mad River Ranger District, 
North Fork Eel River and Upper Mad River, Trinity County, CA.
    Summary: EPA has no objection to the proposed action. Rating LO.

EIS No. 20050306, ERP No. D-FHW-H40185-00, U.S. Highway 34, Plattsmouth 
Bridge Study, over the Missouri River between U.S. 75 and I-29, 
Funding, Coast Guard Permit, U.S. Army COE 10 and 404 Permits, Cass 
County, NE and Mills County, IA.
    Summary: EPA expressed concerns about potential wetland, 
floodplain, stream, and cumulative impacts. Rating EC2.

EIS No. 20050311, ERP No. D-NPS-H65025-NE, Niobrara National Scenic 
River General Management Plan, Implementation, Brown, Cherry, Keya Paha 
and Rock Counties, NE.
    Summary: EPA has no objection to the proposed action. Rating LO.

EIS No. 20050294, ERP No. DR-COE-K11114-CA, Mare Island Reuse of 
Dredged Material Disposal Ponds as a Confirmed Updated Dredged Material 
Disposal Facility, Issuing Section 404 Permit Clean Water Act and 
Section 10 Permit Rivers and Harbor Act, San Francisco Bay Area, City 
of Vallejo, Solando County, CA.
    Summary: Many of EPA's objections to the original Draft EIS were 
addressed in this revised document. However, EPA continues to have 
concerns about the delegation of responsibility for site operations and 
associated environmental safeguards, as well as implementation of 
wetlands restoration measures. Rating EC2.FINAL EISs.


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EIS No. 20050283, ERP No. F-AFS-K65269-NV, Martin Basin Rangeland 
Project, Authorize Continued Livestock Grazing in Eight Allotments: 
Martin Basin, Indian, West Side Flat Creek, Buffalo, Bradshaw, 
Buttermilk, Granite Peak and Rebel Creek Cattle and Horse Allotments, 
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Santa Rosa Ranger District, Humboldt 
County, NV.
    Summary: EPA has continuing concerns due to further resource 
decline and recommended an aggressive implementation schedule to reduce 
utilization rates in critical areas, and the use of tiered 
environmental documentation for specific Allotment Management Plans.

EIS No. 20050286, ERP No. F-SFW-B64004-ME, Maine Coastal Islands 
National Wildlife Refuge (formerly Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge 
Complex) Comprehensive Conservation Plan, Implementation, the Gulf of 
Maine.
    Summary: EPA continues to have no objection to the proposed action.

EIS No. 20050316, ERP No. F-FAA-F51050-IL, O'Hare Modernization 
Program, Proposes Major Development, Chicago O'Hare International 
Airport, Airport Layout Plan (ALP), Federal Funding, U.S. Army COE 
Section 404 Permit, City of Chicago, IL.
    Summary: While many EPA's previous concerns have been resolved, EPA 
still has concerns because it is not clear that proposed mitigation for 
noise, air quality and water will be adopted and included in the Record 
of Decision.

EIS No. 20050322, ERP No. F-FRC-L03012-WA, Capacity Replacement 
Project, Construction and Operation of 79.5 miles Pipeline: Modify 5 
Existing Compressor Stations, U.S. Army COE 10 and 404 Permits, 
Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, Pierce and Thurston Counties, WA.
    Summary: As requested, FERC provided additional information on the 
proposed compensatory mitigation plan and other critical elements in 
the final EIS. Accordingly, EPA had no objections to the proposed 
action.

EIS No. 20050327, ERP No. F-AFS-J65434-CO, County Line Vegetation 
Management Project, Salvaging Spruce Beetle Infected Trees and Thinning 
Spruce-Fir Stand, Rio Grande National Forest, Conejos Peak Ranger 
District, Conejos County, CO.
    Summary: EPA continues to have concerns about soil erosion impacts, 
stream water quality impacts, and wildlife sensitive species impacts.

EIS No. 20050330, ERP No. F-AFS-H65023-00, Black-Tailed Prairie Dog 
Conservation and Management on the Nebraska National Forest and 
Associated Units, Implementation, Dawes, Sioux Blaine, Cherry, Thomas 
Counties, NE and Custer, Fall River, Jackson, Pennington, Jones, Lyman, 
Stanley Counties, SD.
    Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency.

EIS No. 20050331, ERP No. F-COE-G39042-TX, PROGRAMMATIC--Lower Colorado 
River Basin Study, Provide Flood Damage Reduction and Ecosystem 
Restoration, Colorado River, TX.
    Summary: No formal comment letter was sent to the preparing agency.

EIS No. 20050337, ERP No. F-AFS-K65283-CA, Empire Vegetation Management 
Project, Reducing Fire Hazards, Harvesting of Trees Using Group-
Selection (GS) and Individual Trees Selection (ITS) Methods, Mt. Hough 
Ranger District, Plumas National Forest, Plumas County, CA.
    Summary: While EPA has no objection to the proposed action, EPA did 
request that the ROD include a commitment to mitigate impacts to air 
quality and implement resource monitoring/adaptive management.

Robert W. Hargrove,
Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities.
[FR Doc. 05-19047 Filed 9-22-05; 8:45 am]
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